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Taking Language Instruction to the Next Level

Back to School is a great time to reflect on what is working in your language-learning program and where you could use some new tools to really bolster your students’ experience. Rosetta Stone® Advantage is what gives the Language Learning Suite for K-12 the breadth and depth necessary for advanced learners to maximize their skills toward proficiency. We’ve just produced a new video to highlight its features and what makes it a special product for language learning in the K-12 arena. A More Customizable Experience Advantage takes learning to the next level with a tailored experience in nine select languages,…

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3 Solutions That are Right for Your Language Classroom

You can’t build a strong language-learning program in your school or district without a strong foundation of state-of-the-art technology and proven lessons that get results. Fittingly, that’s why we called the first component in the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 Foundations. Rosetta Stone® Foundations is the e-learning solution for beginning to intermediate learners in up to 24 different languages. This is where the fundamentals are learned that will lead to fluency and the global competence that will make your students desirable in the world economy. The Foundations system starts with language lessons that focus on three aspects that…

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Four Reasons for a Business Language Strategy

Recently, Rosetta Stone President of Global Enterprise and Education Judy Verses contributed an article to Huffington Post Business blog. In it, Ms. Verses describes how even though business is more global than ever before, companies are still neglecting language learning. Harvard Business School professor and former head of global investment for Goldman Sachs, Robert Steven Kaplan, goes as far as to say this neglect is a ‘blind spot’ that ‘makes global businesses, in particular, vulnerable’. Ms. Verses continues to highlight four particular reasons for your business to adopt a comprehensive language learning strategy: 1. A decrease in productivity Language struggles…

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Saving Time and Improving Productivity with Rosetta Stone

International business is made much easier if everyone can communicate in the same language. That’s the experience of Jairo Lopez, a production planning manager for Tupperware in Mexico. Mr. Lopez is a native Spanish speaker, but much of his duties involve dealings in Brazil. “My main target is to maintain an optimal service level of Tupperware facilities in local and export markets. This includes shipping and receiving the correct inventory, in the right quantities, and at the right time,” he explained. Often, materials needed for production need to be sent from Mexico to Brazil and back. There is only one…

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On-demand Language Learning Webinar for K-12 Educators

As educators ramp up their efforts toward August, they start considering what steps they can take to improve the prospects of their students. One aspect that deserves serious consideration is online language learning. Rosetta Stone Senior Marketing Manager, Tanya Mas, and Education Subject Matter Expert, Boris Morew, recently gave a webinar that provided an overview of the challenges facing language learning in schools and how the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 can help. As you are probably aware, those challenges include: A lack of global competence in existing curricula Lack of tools that truly harness the new technological nature…

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The Top 4 Hot Button HR Issues in 2015

Now that we’ve finished more than half of 2015, we’re starting to see some of the major issues facing HR managers and departments this year. These were front-and-center during the recent SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition. Culture Many HR challenges can either be solved or exacerbated by a company’s culture. Workers are much more likely to feel valued and productive in a company that “gets them”. It’s not rocket science; it’s much easier to get an employee to come to work at a place they like. The fun environments of places like Google and Facebook don’t work for everyone’s…

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Expatriate Failure: The Cultural Aspects

As the global economy becomes more and more intertwined, expatriate assignments are on the rise. Sixty-four percent of businesses indicated in a recent survey that their international assignee population has increased in the past year. Sending employees out on assignment signifies a considerable investment, both in the business prospects of the international location and the employee themselves. In monetary terms, each assignment can represent a $2 million investment in the operation. So it might surprise you to find out that 20 to 50 percent of those assignments return prematurely, often within a year of starting their assignment. Each failure represents a…

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New Interactive Video on Effective K-12 Language Learning Solutions

Rosetta Stone is excited about a new interactive video we’ve produced that helps educators find out more about how the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K-12 can make a difference in the upcoming school year. The video takes two approaches: one that focuses the Language Learning Suite on schools who are looking for support when it comes to meeting their English Language Learner challenges, and another that speaks to schools and districts looking to bolster their world language offerings. Demographics are shifting in American schools. For the first time, minority students make up a majority of the schoolchildren in…

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In Business, Think Globally and Act Locally Means Language Training

We’re all familiar with the phrase “Think globally, act locally”, meaning that big changes are often started with smaller moves on a local scale. Although the phrase is usually attributed to politics or charity work, it can also apply to business. With $30 trillion dollars at stake in emerging markets over the next decade, any business that wants to seriously grow needs to consider its international options. But before leasing office space in Taiwan, it’s prudent to get your house in order first, making sure your internal talent pool has the skills for success overseas—including language proficiency. Thinking globally You…

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Elementary Students Level with High Schoolers in New Immersion Study

In what is thought to be the first research study into the efficacy of immersion learning in foreign languages, students from Palo Alto’s Ohlone Elementary have comparable skills in Mandarin as high school students who are studying the language in Advanced Placement courses. The study was authored by Stanford University and focused on fourth and fifth graders from the elementary school. The students have spent at least half their day instructed in their core subjects in Mandarin throughout their time at the school. The other half of the day is spent receiving instruction in English. The researchers also found that…

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